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How distance affects priority admission

Priority is given to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who live closer to the preferred school when balloting. Find out how it works.

If your chosen primary school has more registrants than vacancies, priority admission will be given based on your child's citizenship and the Home-School Distance category, which is in turn based on the address used for registration.

Priority admission is given in this order:
  1. Singapore Citizens (SC) living within 1km of the school.
  2. SCs living between 1km and 2km of the school.
  3. SCs living outside 2km of the school.
  4. Permanent Residents (PR) living within 1km of the school.
  5. PRs living between 1km and 2km of the school.
  6. PRs living outside 2km of the school.

The distance checker contains information from the Singapore Land Authority's (SLA) School Query Service. Information is accurate as of May 2024 for the registration of children admitting to Primary 1 in 2025.

Parents are encouraged to check their home-school distance before the start of 2024 P1 Registration Exercise on 2 July 2024. Contact SLA for any enquiries regarding the School Query Service.
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